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An Old Boers House Currently Used as AIC Soliat Church in Ndanai, Ainabkoi, Uasin Gishu County

Who is a Boer? Boer (/bʊər/) is Dutch and Afrikaans for "farmer". In South African contexts, "Boers" (Afrikaans: Boere) refers to the descendants of the proto-Afrikaans-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th and much of the 19th century.

An old Boer's house currently used as AIC Soliat church in Ndanai, Ainabkoi, Uasin Gishu county. The building is a remnant of an old Boers settlement in Ainabkoi region. In 1908 the governor of Kenya offered cheap farmland in Uasin Gishu to Afrikaners (Boers) in the Transvaal region of South Africa. The boers settled here in 1920s after a trek from South Africa. The settler farms were nicknamed by the locals to names like Kap Simit ( Smith), Kapseet ( Seeth?) , kapshad (Shadrack), Kap Lot ( Lord) and more.

Another prominent legacy of Boers in this region is the Reformed Church Of East Africa ( RCEA). Do you know any other legacy left by the Boers where you come from? let's get to know.

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